If the witty yet cynical lyrics of the song are anything to go by, you may no longer look upon America as the ‘land of the free and home of the brave’… but you will no doubt want to purchase this brilliant track!

Chris Corney - singer, songwriter, producer, multi-instrumentalist and on/off Quireboy - has delivered an honest and bittersweet slice of Americana-inspired country-pop-rock dominated by melodious vocals and distinctive riff-work – all held together by a harmonious arrangement that makes you want to listen to the song over and over again.

While I usually tend to react with scepticism and disinterest whenever a new release is promoted as ‘radio-friendly’, in this case I am pleasantly surprised and convinced, for we are talking an artist and a song of organic quality as opposed to corporate drivel. And while I’m equally getting a little tired of comparing new releases of this kind by dropping Tom Petty and Bruce Springsteen as obligatory influences (I’m not suggesting Petty and The Boss aren’t), personally I prefer to name artists like John Mellencamp as one of the influences here – think ‘Pink Houses’ and you catch my drift.

‘America’ is the first release from Corney’s upcoming album ‘Airway Mansions’. With so much talent aboard (Tom Welham, who worked with Gabriella Cilmi, on lead guitar and mixer, as well as Tasha Baylis of Hepburn and Glass Pear on drums), we gotta be in for an über-treat as far as the album is concerned.
A wonderful piece of music by an acclaimed artist, so grab your slice of ‘America’ now.